Thursday, 22 October 2015

Working on my calendar

No progress on my big painting this week, all painting I did was in our new house, and it's not nearly finished....

But I did manage to work a bit on one of my new calendars. This is the calendar with parts of paintings and journalpages. Here are some new pages that I made (click on the mages to get a bigger picture):


 



I am crazy about this last poem, again one from Warsan Shire. She writes so beautifully, I can just keep re-reading her poems all night.

Only a few more pages and this calendar will be finished. It'll be for sale in my Lulu-shop again. Next I'll make a calendar with sketches.

That's all for this week. Not much, but for tomorrow I've scheduled in some hours to work on my big canvas before I go to paint in our house again. It's a lot of work, but I love how a simple layer of paint can totally transform a room, and immediately make it more our own instead of someone else's house.

Linking up to Paint Party Friday, and also to Show your Face, although again these faces are not new, but hey, they were made before Show your Face existed so I guess it's all right to post them there :-)

And here's my funny for this week:

lol.... perfect for when you don't have time ....

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thanks for joining me here ♥ ♥ ♥

37 comments:

  1. Wow your calendar is really coming along. It is so beautiful. Glad you have the house almost finished too.
    Have a great weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. Lovely images and inspirational quotes for a calendar! :)

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  3. Wonderful art, and those slippers are great! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Your calendar looks so fun! & yea - painting rooms is so satisfying, as you say, making it your own! Blessings on the work you're doing, & happy PPF!!

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  5. LOVE your calendar pages ♥

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  6. Gorgeous pieces! Great poem you are so right. Happy to say our country may be on the path to healing as of the 19th. I love how a coat of paint cleans everything up and gives it a new start too!! My first artistic endeavors started very early with painting my furniture and lamps I didn't like... A coat of paint can change everything and it has for me over the years! Enjoy the journey!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Some great faces this week. I love you little funny too.

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  8. Iam going to LOVE seeing your gorgeous calendar art in my art room! Gotta love the funny-especially since i can't knit for anything:)

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  9. My kind of knitting! Your pages are wonderful and I, too love Warsaw Shire. Your page is just perfect.

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  10. Your work will look amazing in calendar format. And what a great present it would make. You must be enjoying painting your new home, I wonder if your walls are as colours packed as your canvases ☺

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    1. haha, well, some will be .... I have big plans for the toilet :-)

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  11. Denise, all your paintings are beautiful. The quotes are so meaningful. You must have some great books of quotations. I was intrigued by the Helen Keller one.

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  12. now that is my sort of knitting lol... and the calendar is looking amazing... and the quotes work so perfectly with your beautiful images. colour and words together are perfect... then add in your amazing line work and it is a perfect combination

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  13. I also was very touched by the Earth hurting! But thanks for leaving us with a chuckle on the "Knitted" slippers! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  14. I also was very touched by the Earth hurting! But thanks for leaving us with a chuckle on the "Knitted" slippers! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  15. Beautiful Denise, you're calendar is going to be superb and full of glorious colour

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  16. Gorgeous as always. And that poem is breath taking. I need to look her up.

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  17. I so love the pages from your calender - such intense colour and wonderful, stylised and expressive faces. Your work is always full of creativity and emotion. The poem is beautiful. I really admire someone who can write like this, such simplicity of language that really speaks powerfully and eloquently. Thank you so much for sharing it and your beautiful art, Denthe. x

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  18. It will be amazing! Love your colors :-)

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  19. Such beautiful colors and the use of them is phenomenal. Those slippers crack me up!

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  20. The calendar is looking great. Wonderful images and quotes. I saw that knitting graphic earlier this week. SO funny.

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  21. What a fun calendar. HaHa...I did laugh at the "funny"

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  22. Beautiful art and those slippers have me smiling away!

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  23. The calendar pages are fantastic and I can't wait to order it. Those are some pretty nifty slippers too :) Thanks for the laugh!

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  24. The third one is my favourite; have a good weekend

    much love...

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  25. Your calendar pages are beautiful and I love the quotes you have used. That last one is a good one for sure. My feet are cold and if I had some yarn, I would make those slippers, lol! Have a great week. Still blog hopping from PPF. Rasz #60

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  26. It's so exciting that you've moved into your home and are in the process of making it your own - mind you we're nearly living here 3 years and still have some way to go to completely put our mark on all the rooms (still a couple of horrible carpets to replace but we're getting there!) I love the look of the calendar and those quotes are wonderful especially the last two - the idea of the doors gave me chills in a lovely way - I love that idea and the poem is beautiful - I must find out more about the poet thanks for sharing her. x

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  27. What wonderful bright colors. I love what you've done. These pieces are simply beautiful.

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  28. Each poem has so much meaning, difficult to choose a favorite. Love the details in the imagery, see something different with each look. Thank you for stopping by earlier.

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  29. All those art is just gorgeous Denise!
    oxo
    Susi

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  30. Your calender pages are so colourful, I love the way the images and patterns belong together. I especially like the third with the blue deer-like creature.
    Fun slippers, that could work.

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  31. Prachtige werken laat je hier zien Deniise,,de teksten geven net dat beetje meer!!
    Vraagje hou je de muren thuis rustig, je bent nog niet klaar in je huis....
    maar hangen straks jou kunstwerken door heel het huis?
    Liefs groetjes
    Christiene,

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  32. Haha - those slippers! ;)

    Oh you always paint so beautifully! So much kindness, honest and peace in your strokes..
    I just love it! :)

    Wishing you all the best with your house!

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  33. Haha - those slippers! ;)

    Oh you always paint so beautifully! So much kindness, honest and peace in your strokes..
    I just love it! :)

    Wishing you all the best with your house!

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  34. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!
    And I too love that last poem- thank you so much for sharing Warsan with us!
    are you moved in now? Let me know when you are!
    blessings to you and your family dear Denise! xo

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  35. They are wonderful faces! Thank you for joining Show Your Face and sorry it has taken me so long to get over here to comment, I'm still playing catch up! Kx

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